MTC in partnership with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), UNDP and other stakeholders awarded prizes to the most promising local innovators on Monday through the annual Innovation Bazaar.
Starting your own business, or taking an idea from concept to reality into an actual product or service is a daunting task.
In his second year while studying digital communication and technology at the International University of Management (IUM) Werner Alweendo quit school, not because he gave up on studying but because he wanted to follow his numerous and diverse other abilities and interests.
Namibia’s premier digital enabler, MTC has given support to the University of Namibia (Unam) with a total of N$864 000 towards Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme.
Medscheme, a health risk management services provider and medical aid administrator has injected over N$200 000 into the One Economy Foundation (OEF) under the office of the First Lady geared towards combating SGBV while sharing the perspectives of both survivors and perpetrators of gender-based violence.
The launch set to take place today at Van Rhyn Primary School in Windhoek, will kick off the advocacy programme and launch the colourful new logo for IPESS.
Thirty-two young Namibian women graduated as the first ambassadors in the country from the DREAMS programme aimed at supporting adolescent girls and young women in the prevention of new HIV infections.
With the youth having interest in contesting for upcoming elections, Youth Corner reached out to some candidates from different parties to share their manifestos and plans for their constituencies.
If there is something, we all learned this year it’s that the youth are very strong and capable, despite the hardships and unfortunate events that are happening and continue to happen, the youth somehow finda way to persevere and, in some cases, thrive.
Established in October 2018 by Namibia youth and piloted in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency, Do It For The Kids Namibia aims to amass community-based solutions to public challenges, specifically issues relating to underprivileged children’s academic development via volunteerism as a solution to the challenges.
Namibia is entering its second cycle of important elections which are the foundation stone of development; these are the regional and local authority elections due to be held around the 25th of November 2020 amidst the Covid-19.
Agriculturalist Venaani Kahuure (28), who has set up a poultry farm at Ovinjuru village in the Omaheke region’s Epukiro constituency, said there are many ways to survive, especially for those in the Agricultural sector, further imploring the youth to join hands and explore opportunities in the industry.
Johannes Pendapala Uusiku (27), a lawyer by profession and currently a full-time lecturer at the University of Namibia, has encouraged institutions of higher education to use local books or study materials, as they currently largely rely on foreign literature in research and teachings.
Civil engineer and director of Mondjila Project Advisory and Management Panashe Daringo (32) said some potential pitfalls that hinder the progress of infrastructural development in Namibia is the exclusion of young people from the mainstream pillar or activities of the infrastructural nature.
25-year-old Victoria Joseph is keen to empower women through her business Victoria Nanny Agency.
The University of Namibia under its Namibia Business School (NBS) introduced a Gigonomics Course in response to the effects of COVID-19 and the recent, devasting rise of
“Our brands introduce us before we walk into rooms and, whether we like it or not, they lead us
Nghipondoka pointed out a need for indigenous languages reading materials to help curb the rate of school dropouts and make education more engaging,
I don’t know what normal is anymore; I have lost my bearings when it comes to what is normal and what isn’t.
Nothing beats hard work, we have heard it before and read about it countless times, that behind every success is pure unfiltered hard work, putting in the time and energy to do what needs to be done, no matter how minuscule or insignificant it seems to be, there is always work to be done.
Nust FM Radio personality and author Delila Katanga (20) said it is not easy being a local author and one of the toughest experiences of a writer like her in Namibia is getting her books on the shelves, as local publishers do not fulfill the same duties as international publishers.
In light of the ongoing supplementary registration of voters for the upcoming regional council and local authority elections, Youth Corner contacted young potential voters from across the country to find out if they are going to vote in the elections and the importance thereof.
Brandberg Global , an organisation aimed at providing valuable resources for start-ups to enable them to perform at their highest potential created an online platform to assist local start-ups to have abundance access to information about the entrepreneurial journey.
The I Am Voting Namibia organisation, tasked with empowering the youth in democratic processes said the lack of interest in the youth participating in elections stems from the information which lacks and doesn’t seem to appeal well to the current generation.
There is no greater truth than “access delayed, which is not always access denied”.
We live in a free and democratic country, one where the constitution is the supreme law, and a country where our commander in chief is elected by the people of the country.
In our daily lives, we witness the stress and hopelessness many people especially women are experiencing, this is the motive that pushes 29-year-old, Rauna Awene to empower women through her foundation.
The #BeFree ambassador at Jan Möhr Secondary School, Moses Filippus (14) has questioned whether education is more important than the health of young people in the country amidst divided inputs on students returning to schools for face-to-face sessions.
Due to the global Covid-19 outbreak, Zoom, a video communications app has become an alternative to face-to-face learning for students at institutions of higher learning such as Unam and Nust.
When one finally gathers the courage to pull together all parts of your life after you hit a slump and go into hibernation, barely surviving and keeping it together, there comes a day when you decide to pull it together.
Jumper Namibia founder Andreas Elifas (28) said the aim, in the long run, is to create an easy way for tourists to enjoy their excursions in the county without any hindrances or disturbance.
Three interns from institutions of higher education in the country have volunteered to assist the Maari from the Land Garden Project in Windhoek by testing the soil to determine how much gardeners can get from their produce.
Since environmental health education is rapidly becoming a global priority, teacher and environmentalist Ester Haikola (26) is presently using her passion and knowledge to educate young people about environmental health.
The CEO of the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF), Stacey Pinto, says youth entrepreneurs should collaborate and form partnerships with individuals and organisations to increase production capacity for greater impact.
Board member of the National Youth Council, 2016 Mandela Washington fellow and economic diplomacy and social development advocate, Ndahafa Hapulile, is among the seven Namibian representatives to the 2nd SADC Youth Forum which is set to take place from today till Friday in Mozambique.
Going through life, there will come a time when you will endure hurt. This hurt may shape or mould the manner in which you react to being wronged
Non-profit organisation, Namibia Environmental Health and Safety Education Project (NEHESEP) is on a mission to educate teachers and learners from across the country about the environment and health and safety in schools.
When we find ourselves smack in the middle of a pandemic, it becomes increasingly difficult to stick to the plans that one set out.
The One Economy Foundation hosted a Covid-19 Survival Kit for Youth Entrepreneurs to discuss pressing challenges they are facing during the pandemic, as well as to brainstorm practical and actionable ways to mitigate the negative impact on their businesses and mental health.
When times get rough, a leader cannot hide behind their team; they cannot hide because of the rough times. That is when they are most needed by those that look up to them. It is in times like this that they will be tested and have to prove their leadership skills.
For ten years BAS has been a haven for kids from the marginalised communities in Windhoek, where they can come for academic tutoring, learn about life skills and play basketball after school.
“Waste no time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius.
Over the years, a close friend of mine would often tell me about her therapy sessions.
Sem Mandela Uutoni (26) has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award.
A female driving instructor and owner of Hilaria Driving School, Hilaria Erastus (38) has said fellow women should not be scared of joining the industry and encouraged those who want to venture in such industries to do so by all means.
The Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has announced its first winners of the SMS competition, aimed at creating a revolving fund for post-graduate studies.
Katima Mulilo – The Zambezi Vocational Training Centre produced masks for their staff members and trainees, as well as donated a portion of masks to the Regional Council to be distributed to communities.
Success is sweet, but how much sweeter when it comes from selling sweets? 30-year-old, Albertina Ndishishi opens up to Youth Corner about how she emerged from humble beginnings to becoming an influential and successful businesswoman.
Every human being has two constants in their life: perception and bias. Both of these are how we process information, with the perception being how we interpret and observe information and bias being what we choose from the two.
A young educationist has taken it upon herself to be at the forefront of creating a platform, with the assistance of her family to offer lessons to students as she feels not all of them have the privilege of having a strong support system that would motivate them to study hard and do their best.
Namibia’s media spectrum is not that big but it is impactful. Behind the news published daily, are front-runners who have dedicated their time, effort and commitment to the profession to bring you, the listeners, readers and viewers news related to Covid-19 through their respective media houses.
Walvis Bay Urban Constituency regional Councillor Knowledge Ipinge (34) has said the number one problem for most youth and aspiring business people at the coastal town face is access to funding and that ideas are in abundance but there has been a huge lack of capacity and means to turn the ideas into reality.
1. Don’t be afraid to dream: you may be mocked for seeing the good in everything, maybe even dubbed delusional, but hold on to your dreams; they are valid.
The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) in the interests of the health and safety of learners are of the position that the phasing-in of all other grades must be halted until further notice.
Esther Nantana (24) is one of the four Namibians selected as African Union (AU) Youth Volunteers – Researchers for 12 months.
She has immense talent and is capable of becoming an actress, singer, songwriter, chef, or a radio jock.
Consider yourself lucky and blessed if you have both your parents in your life or they have been a part of your life at some point.
In commemoration of the Day of the African Child, one of Namibia’s leading travel agent Trip Travel has donated 10 computers to five less fortunate schools in the Khomas region, with each school receiving two computers.
RUNDU – Ansfried Moyo, a student leader at the University of Namibia (Unam) in Rundu has taken the burden on his shoulders to assist students who were rejected by the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) despite meeting the requirements.
The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MGEPESW) has urged parents and caregivers to engage with their little ones in play and stimulation activities and is looking into the possibility of developing home-based ECD programmes to strengthen the parents’ ability to deliver the envisaged program at home so that children continue to be enthused.
They are looked and frowned down upon, discriminated, receive low wages, not respected and treated unfairly, while at the same time not having sufficient benefits and not to forget the constant and frequent bullying they endure while on duty from students on campus.
While some schools are just beginning with e-learning, the Amazing Kids Private School and Academy is already ahead with the curriculum. The school started the online classes at the beginning of April and they are already chasing the end of the syllabi.
A teacher by profession, now a software developer, Hafeni Immanuel (31) has suggested that education policies should be amended to include more practical work in schools compared to theory as learners tend to grasp schoolwork more efficiently based on practical tasks given to them.
I know I can do better, we always know that we are capable of doing better no matter what we are doing. We sell ourselves short and somehow try to comfort ourselves that what we did is enough or at least good enough, especially when we know it’s not.
The national youth response to Covid-19 campaign was launched in the Zambezi region recently. It was started the Zambezi Regional Youth Forum in order to capacitate the youth in that region to play a role on informing residents about coronavirus that leads to Covid-19.
Throughout her research process, Niilonga Ndinelago Tuuyakula Shetunyenga (29) realised that there is a recipe for successful and impactful research. She was awarded for being the best candidate for her postgraduate thesis on An exploration of barriers to community participation in development within Ompundja constituency from the International University of Management (IUM) last year.
Novelist, scriptwriter and motivational speaker Johannes Shikulo released his second book, entitled ‘The bitterness of life’.
We tend to want to find a hero in our partners; we want them to become everything we need when we need it. Not understanding that although you come together as partners who are supportive of one another and very present, you have to maintain your individuality.
Namibia is one of the most unequal countries in the world when it comes to the distribution of wealth. Like many countries in southern Africa, the majority of wealth and land is usually held by a minority group, ever since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the economy has suffered some rather devastating blows. Those at the bottom of the economic pyramid have had it especially bad.
The Office of the SRC at the University of Namibia (Unam) aims to spend N$325 000 to purchase about 100 laptops and a further N$14 800 to buy two desktop computers for two students who are inmates at the Windhoek Correctional facility as part of its Give Laptop campaign.
The Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) has launched a food aid programme for destitute students, learners and child-headed households to curb the burden of Covid-19 that has ravaged not only Namibia but the world.
Youth Corner caught up with one of the youth activists, a member of the Namibia National Students Organisation (Nanso) and a law student, Naboth De Celestino, who aims to do everything in his power to assist mostly law students to understand the law of the country.
Every one of us walks a path in our lives towards the things that make us feel alive. We drive ourselves, push ourselves and work towards our goals. Yet, there are lessons I have learned along the way that I deem of utmost importance. These lessons show themselves in various situations in my life, and they play a vital role in dealing with matters well.
As a creative and entrepreneur, I have felt the harshness of the pandemic from both the creative and business side. I also witnessed many companies being forced to close down due to lack of income. Many had to re-strategise their business models to survive. I had to re-strategise my business operations as our income was mostly dependent on corporate events, but due to the social restrictions, we now have to rely on our secondary income streams (brand development, film production and training) to stay afloat.
Just like most schools across the country, Eaglenest kindergarten and after day-care school will also start with virtual learning today. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to get more serious and schools remain closed, Eaglenest has decided to join hands with parents to continue lessons through e-learning.
Doing this in their capacities through what started as aa pledge on Twitter to assist students with software installations in their laptops, the three young IT professionals were flooded with pleas from other students.
From what started as a quiz night in 2015, Power Pad Girls has evolved and since then, the organisation has to date raised N$60 000 for acquiring reusable pads to young girls who are unable to afford sanitary pads.
A conversation we tend to want to shove under the rug is that we all find ourselves in a slump and can’t help but cast eyes on the journey of another. We go through seasons of transition, seasons of silence and seasons of teachings. Much of the time, these seasons do not hold progress. We find ourselves worried as to whether we have slowed down in life, worried as to whether there’s more we should be doing and hell-bent on trying to keep an eye on our own race.
The status of education in Namibia is being challenged by many obstacles which led to some organisations and citizens joining hands to offer the little resources they have to lift the weight off the government. One such initiative is #TeamGraduate.
When I was growing up, I always used to look at the stars and think to myself, that if I am to aim for the galaxy, I can fall on the stars.
The newly-appointed governor of Erongo region, Neville Andre, said to reduce youth unemployment in the country, banks need to support young people without collateral and construct labour-based projects like community infrastructure.
The Ministry of Education on Thursday implemented virtual learning in schools for the duration of the lockdown and beyond at the United Nations House in Windhoek.
Founder of DonluAfrica, a local online music platform, Llewelyn Adams (28) said the appreciation and love for music have led him to establish a podium that promotes local music.
Founded by three innovative youth, English Animation Tutors is a tutoring company that only tutors English related subjects/modules through the use of animations (A method in which pictures are manipulated to appear as moving images)
A website and an Android mobile app have been developed to provide essential information about the outbreak of Covid-19 in Namibia.
Things are not going as we all envisioned they would. We started the year off with a zeal to achieve, to change the trajectory of our lives and ensure that we give this life thing all we have got.
We are facing unprecedented times currently, not just in our country, but globally. The Covid-19 virus is wreaking havoc throughout the world, every corner of the earth seems to be badly affected, some worse than others, but everyone is feeling its effects.
Students studying in the United States (US) narrated how life is for them during the lockdown in their cities. Alvine Kapitako, a former employee of New Era, told Youth Corner that all their classes are online for the rest of the semester. ‘’The decision was made three weeks ago.
Pinehas Shikulo, popularly known as Zuluboy, has embarked on a personal project to cater to the less fortunate by liaising with other stakeholders to provide water and soap to the less privileged communities in Windhoek.
Communication is the backbone of all relationships, it is a way that allows us to relate to others and to understand them, but more importantly, communication allows us to express ourselves when we are misunderstood.
Okay, you have heard all you can about self-love. You have come to understand the foundation of the self-love journey and have read every article you can find about loving yourself.
Founded by a dedicated and a passionate young woman Elivi Shinedima, Ndjuluwa97 Academy offers extra classes to school learners in all grades, prepares them for examination, computer and sports training while also providing them with educational tours coupled with workshops around Windhoek.
A 23-year entrepreneur who has sensitive skin manufactured a product for people with similar and other skin conditions. The product dubbed Ilotu aims to restore and rehabilitate the human body through natural and organic means.
You know that moment when you are supposed to meet up with a friend. The plan was to meet up at 6 p.m. Yet, fifteen minutes later, you receive a text explaining that they are still getting dressed, which we all know means ‘just getting out the shower’.
After performing poorly in grade 12, Talah Hashipala, popularly known as Talah Da Costa, thought his world has fallen apart until he turned his cooking skills into a business, which is currently making him flourish as an entrepreneur.
Universities in Namibia have gone on early recess amid the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country. The University of Science and Technology (NUST) has given transport money to students who reside in the hostel, and foreign students are being booked in a guest house to minimise congestion on the premises.
The National Library and the National Archives of Namibia, which have been closed for almost 10 months due to renovations and expected to reopen at the end of this month, will remain closed due to the pandemic.
Ever look in the mirror and all you see is the imperfections? You are focused solely on the bulge at your waist, the stretch marks on your butt, the hairline that seems so far your forehead has a forehead, the blemishes on your skin…
A young Namibian paramedic in the making said nothing can stop one from achieving goals and succeeding in life, as long as you can. After a gruesome accident, she decided to take a career path worth pursuing to save lives.
The CEO and founder of Elephonic Mobile Technology, Kennedy Liswani (34) has said it is vital for the Namibian youth to be prepared for the 4th industrial revolution to harness the power of current technological advancements.
The University of Namibia SRC vice president Phillipus Hamunyela recently delivered the state of the student union address, highlighting the progress which was made regarding the wellbeing of students for the 2020 academic year.
Hold on to your seats, the King has made a mass announcement!
The APLI Foundation Programme provides tailored-made training to high school Learners Representative Council members (LRC) and Junior town councillors.
Pro-Youth Foundation is a non-governmental organisation established this year which is on a mission to build and transform youth into assets rather than liabilities in the society.
Owned by Joel Mwatilefu, JJJJ Investments will be offering free hairdressing training to young people, especially those who are unemployed.
Namibian artist and businessman Lazarus Shiimi, stage name Gazza, unveiled his youth employment opportunity, which has finally reached its peak for his project that will see about 58 young Namibians getting training in Dubai (UAE) to sharpen their skills in artisan at Streit Group, an armoured vehicle manufacturer.
The president of the Students Representative Council of the International University of Management (IUM), Lloyd Sikeba admonished first year students of the institution to stay focused, remain disciplined, use their time wisely and not to forget the purpose of why they are at the institution.
For her masters, a young Namibian researcher at the University of Stellenbosch in SA collaborated with two governmental departments, two universities, a radio station and 98 corporate companies in an effort to save water at schools in the province.
ONGWEDIVA – Youth minister Erastus Uutoni has urged the young people to make use of the Development Bank of Namibia’s skills-based funding lending facility in order to create employment for themselves and others. The DBN lending facility assists young businesspeople with loans between N$50 000 and N$1 million.
It’s that time of the year again, possibly the most romantic time of a year – 14 February is just around the corner and based on what has been observed so far, couples could not be more excited as Valentine’s Day draws closer.
Many times, you will attend a conference that will leave you feeling inspired.
OUTAPI – Being a young entrepreneur is not easy, according to Modric Shikalepo, a 29-year-old braai stand maker who saw the need to make user-friendly stands for the braai lovers out there.
The year has officially kicked off and it is so refreshing to have a whole new start. I know they say New Year’s resolutions are such clichés, but I think something is liberating about new beginnings.
OUTAPI – Spending many years at home without a job is what inspired, the passionate artisan, Gerson Awala to pave ways for other artisans in his hometown.
The African Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI) was launched in September 2018 as an institution that would provide transformative and empowering opportunities for young people to experience connectedness, empowerment and growth.
The generation of today has made it a point to rally against gender issues and have become incredibly verbal about what they want and will not stand for.
WINDHOEK – A young local game developer has urged his fellow country mates to get into gaming to cease and control the market because it’s the industry that makes the most money in the world and said most of the fields in the country are heavily populated.
Being a strong independent woman does not equate to allowing yourself to wallow and drown in silence. Many of us have been taught to stand on our own two feet and weather out the storms, always keeping in mind that we are our own hero.
WINDHOEK – Understanding or gaining people’s skills especially if you are in a management position is very important.
WINDHOEK- The recent announcement by the government through the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to introduce KiSwahili as an optional language got a lot of tongues wagging on the relevance and presence of the language in the country.
WINDHOEK – Festus Malakia has created a foundation aimed at creating employment for young Namibians, dubbed: Unique Empowerment and Employment Initiative Foundation.
WINDHOEK - Toivo Kapuka Nuugulu, an architect by profession and owner of Toivo Nuugulu Architects, a subsidiary of Toivo Nuugulu Logistics (TNL), has said determination and passion are some of the key components that one ought to have when it comes to business.
With schools starting today, parents have been rushing to stationery shops to purchase last-minute items such as school uniforms, pencils, rubbers, erasers, math sets, books and covers, which their children require for the beginning of the 2020 academic year.
WINDHOEK – The Deputy Minister of Education, Art and Culture, Anna Nghipondoka during her back to school remarks yesterday, warned schools that rejecting learners from registering because of lack of money must be stopped with immediate effect.
WINDHOEK - As some parents who have children schooling at Ndiilokelwa Primary School are struggling to provide school uniforms to their children, Local businessman Sylvester Shapwa rescued them by donating 80 full uniforms to less privilege children over the school holiday.
Luis Munana is Popya’s most influential youth of the year
WINDHOEK - Reconstructed Living Labs (RLabs), under the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII), recently graduated a total of 186 students in short courses, ranging from Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Project Management and Events Management.
WINDHOEK – In partnership with Omalanga safaris, Hano Youth Foundation held a charity day in Windhoek and Otavi to reach out to the communities.
I came across a story recently of a pastor speaking on LBGTI issues and found it fascinating, especially since that doesn’t happen often and that there is an expectation that churches should not discriminate their congregations but should be filled with pride when the church is diverse and fully packed.
Congratulations. You have taken two of the most important steps of your journey. The first thing you have done is, you decided on what you want. Taking the initial step of decision as to what you want to become is hard.
WINDHOEK- Being fed up with the system, corruption, growing up in hardships, high tax rates, and high rental fees are just some of the things that led to Utaara Mootu to venture into politics.
Founded by Namibian model and businessman Luis Munana, Waka International pre-school and daycare is one of the few schools in the country to use the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is designed to engage and inspire children, helping them to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects, as well as to learn international mindedness and develop a range of personal qualities and dispositions.
The phrase ‘whatever you do in the dark shall come out in the light’ has never rung so true when it comes to our political leaders. It is one thing to be caught in shady dealings, but it is totally embarrassing and despicable to be caught doing shady dealings by a foreign organisation with your pants down. Obviously, there was a huge outcry from the public, especially youth.
WINDHOEK - Lî Rossouw says people should never let their gender be the measure or limit of their capabilities. The First Officer flying for Air Namibia was speaking to Youth Corner on the notion that men belong in the cockpit and not women.
WINDHOEK - A young Namibian man has embarked on a project to aid vulnerable learners in 100 schools around the country through the Love and Give Foundation. So far, he has assisted 213 learners by buying them school bags at Onanyalala Primary School in the Omusati Region at a cost of about N$14 000.
WINDHOEK - Orgill van Wyk and Benneth Sankwasa, the school principal and hostel superintendent of Pionier Boys’ School, signed a grant contract with Ambassador Herbert Beck.
Dispatched Thoughts: Report on preventing youth crime
WINDHOEK - Mobile Telecommunication Limited’s recently appointed Chief Commercial Officer Melvin Hosea Angula advised the youth and Namibians in general to never rush for success, urging them to rather obtain as much knowledge as possible first.
WINDHOEK – Progress Private School is the winner of this year’s Private School’s Math Quiz and Spelling Bee competition, which was held on the 25 October at the UN Plaza in Windhoek.
SOUTH AFRICA - Over 100 000 Bible students recently graduated from the Zion Christian Mission Centre (ZCMC), a free theology school, in a global ceremony that spanned nations from South Africa to South Korea, and Namibia to New Zealand.
You know when one finds oneself looking at one’s life, we tend to have two sights, forward and backwards. We spend much of our time focused on the future and what is to come. Always planning and anxious about where we are going and trying to ensure that we are doing the groundwork to get to where we are going.
WINDHOEK – Taleni Shimhopileni believes it is wisest for her and fellow young Namibians to identify things they are both good at and love doing and to build on it. “But building on that doesn’t mean you have to exclude growing in other areas.
RUNDU-The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with Food Namibia, recently held a World Food Day Poster competition for schools in Kavango East, focusing on students between the ages of 12-19 designing posters to create awareness about Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World.
WINDHOEK – To celebrate the diversity of Africa, children from Gardner Private School together with their teachers commemorated African Nations Day last week.
WINDHOEK – The Tech Education Innovation hub in collaboration with People’s Primary School Interactive Tech Library Project (PPS-ITLP), a public school in Windhoek, sees the design and implementation of an interactive tech library to enhance reading experiences of the Namibian child.
ONAMUNHAMA –Tekula, in collaboration with Shivute & Associates Quantity Surveyors hosted its second annual Tekula awards at Onamunhama Combined School in the Ohangwena Region.
WINDHOEK - Nedbank Namibia in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) organised a media fair where they invited schools around the capital to discuss issues affecting the status of digitalisation in Namibia under the theme Catalysing the Digital Economy.
WINDHOEK - With The 4th Industrial Revolution just around the corner, Information Technology guru Keneth Nekundi is already catching up with the new technology by recreating a computer game using python programming language.
WINDHOEK – As a youth empowerment activist, Namibia representative on the student wing of SADC Lawyers Association, representative for Southern Africa on the Commonwealth Students Association and
WINDHOEK – One of the more than 700 recent graduates from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) says she started looking into ways to change her struggles into her superpowers after
WINDHOEK – If you are looking for innovation and self-driven initiatives in times of soaring unemployment conditions, then Opuwo is the place you need to go. Kupi Kozohura and Nguhamuine Muharukua are two
WINDHOEK- She is hard at work endeavouring to transform youth leadership in Namibia. Sharonice Busch says the youth are leaders of today. “We are drivers of change and to create the Africa we want, we cannot
WINDHOEK – Development is one of the necessities in children’s lives and as a mandatory, Eagles Nest
WINDHOEK - The African Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI Namibia) celebrated its 1st anniversary in the capital recently. Launched in September 2018, the initiative provides training opportunities to Namibian youth,
WINDHOEK- From a path of civil engineering, Keanu Alden Mootseng decided to quit that profession and venture into fitness and media.
WINDHOEK – Gawie Abner Sacky Kanjemba says he is tired of looking at the African continent crumbling while there are people who can help build it. Kanjemba is a young Namibian based in France, acquiring
A local animation production ‘Waka Waka Moo’ that features children from all over the country and local
WINDHOEK – On Saturday, September 28, which was International Right to Information Day, fesmedia Africa conducted a successful art workshop with children in Havana.
WINDHOEK – The treatment of inmates in Namibia by society has worried a young psychologist who had the
WINDHOEK – She has been described as a “very special lady” who hones in on a target once she has set
WINDHOEK- Insurance company Sanlam Namibia and Shaetonhodi Optometrist have teamed up once again
WINDHOEK -A non-profit organisation that helps vulnerable and struggling learners with motivational talks and educational tools hosted an examination preparation motivation talk.
WINDHOEK - The biggest lesson he has learnt in life is to be mindful of what he is doing. Mufaro Njabulo Nesongano says so often, people get caught up in the past or the future and forget to appreciate the current moment that life is presenting them. Therefore, he has learnt to live in the moment as much as possible.
With the vision of developing critical thinking, analysis and evaluation among children, Tal’s Weekend Chess Academy (TWCA) teaches children from all regions of the country how to play chess and help them enhance their thinking capabilities.
WINDHOEK – As part of the bank’s public education programme, Duinesig High School from Walvis Bay, Erongo Region won N$50 000 in the Bank of Namibia (BoN) Biennial High School Quiz Competition on Friday.
WINDHOEK – Behind the brand Doctatainment is John Cloete, who is striving to empower Namibian youth. His brand is made up of three members, namely, Ernest van Zyl, Marshall Mouton and him.
Children who are passionate about dancing attended a hip-hop dance workshop over the weekend in Windhoek, hosted by Dance Mouse.
WINDHOEK – Unemployment has become one of the biggest concerns among Namibian youth, despite the government’s efforts to tackle it. It’s because of the issue that the Mariental-born Romanus Kanyanga decided to do his part to tackle youth unemployment.
WINDHOEK – Young Achievers Empowerment Project held its 8th annual conference in Ongwediva last week under the theme: Reviving Economic Growth amongst the Youth.
WINDHOEK – One of Miss Teen Namibia finalists 2019, Eleanor Steenkamp is not just your regular teenager, at the age of 18, she is already passionate about changing lives and making a difference in her community.
WINDHOEK – Everyone has a tale to tell – the started from the bottom now we are here type of tale and Desre Esme Christiaan is no exception.
WINDHOEK – Serving in a body that is dominated by the older generation can be intimidating. But this is not the case for Shiwana Ndeunyema who was selected to serve in the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) Council. Ndeunyema said the appointment was awe-inspiring.
WINDHOEK – The Maltas Rainbow Makers Project recently conducted coaching classes for pupils at Tsumkwe Secondary School.
OMUTHIYA – The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s Oshikoto regional office, as the custodian of ICT development, hosted auditions that saw various aspiring artists compete for an opportunity to use their talent and vocals on producing an in-house Heroes' Day tribute song.
After carefully laying out my plans and vision for life, I sealed the book that would guide my life. I had it all figured out, I knew at what age I expected to finish varsity, I knew where I intended to complete my post-graduate degree and I knew at what age I wanted to get married and with how many kids.
WINDHOEK - She is a public relations officer, an MC, businesswoman, TV host, these are some of the notable works Robyn Nakaambo has been associated with over the years.
In today’s school corner we feature children from TOV HIV/AIDS Orphans & Vulnerable Children’s Organisation in Tsumeb who recently received donations from Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust, such as groceries, toiletries and monetary support.
WINDHOEK- Sanlam Namibia has given internship opportunities to eight young Namibians from various institutions of higher learning as part of the company’s formalised placement programme.
WINDHOEK - The newly appointed director of the People’s Litigation Centre says the main goal is helping the community as a litigation centre and to relate to cases that affect the rights of many vulnerable people intending to cover a larger base.
WINDHOEK - Popularly known as Bomba Shiguedha or Uncle Bomba to many, a husband and father of three has with his business partners conquered odds in creating opportunities for the youth.
WINDHOEK - The Bright Hill Pre-School situated in Okuryangava in the Katutura suburb received an amount of N$ 85 244 from the German Embassy recently. Founders and directors of the pre-school, Franz-Josef and Anne Mueller have a heart for education and decided to establish the pre-school in 2000.
Youth Corner’s Aletta Shikololo visited The Gardner Private School as the learners were having an exhibition during which they were showcasing what they have learnt by having interviews and presentations of their
In every given situation, there is room to learn. It is with this thinking that I approach all things in life. I have long since made peace with the fact that there will always be something you do not know, a book you have not read and a philosophy you are yet to discover.
WINDHOEK – When attending tertiary or any other cultural festivals, one is expected to see a lot of cultures being represented, traditional cuisines being showcased or see traditional attires being worn but,
Twenty-year old Rachel Ndjuluwa believes she has the ‘moral duty’ to assist children to receive an education they deserve in order to reach their full potential. Currently studying at Wartburg College in Iowa in the United
WINDHOEK- An assembly of 29 young participants from Erongo, //Kharas, Hardap, Omaheke, Oshana, Omusati, Khomas and Kunene regions recently took part in a five-day workshop intended to provide hands-
WINDHOEK – Fifteen children from less privileged backgrounds in Tsumeb are in need of funds to make their educational trip to the coastal towns of Namibia a reality.
At the age of 29, the chief engineer in the Ministry of Works of Transport and businessman, Sylvester Shapwa, has managed to feed and clothe hundreds of under-privileged souls every week over a period of
WINDHOEK - Scottish Scouts visiting Namibia last week gave the Otto ya Nankudhu Pre-primary and Homework Centre, located in the informal part of Okuryangava, a facelift by painting two existing classrooms
WINDHOEK- Prospective students who wish to study in South Africa are urged to apply for scholarships through the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Namibia office. The foundation was established in 2009 as part of
WINDHOEK – Pan-Africanist, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, also known as PLO Lumumba, said the youth of Namibia, and any other African country, cannot afford the luxury of being indifferent.
School Corner’s Aletta Shikololo this week visited the Martti Ahtisaari primary school in Wanaheda and spent time with the Grade 1 E class who are currently exploring the Letterland curriculum.
WINDHOEK – With the aim of spreading and teaching on the importance of music education in Namibia, the Youth Orchestras of Namibia (Yona) collaborated with learners from the EichendorffSchule, a music school in Frankfurt, Germany.
When I was in university, I used to be consistent. Consistent in giving up. Now, stay with me. Every
Ewan Orlam is a first-year law student at the University of Namibia. Coming from a needy home, he never allowed his situation to determine his future. “This young man comes from an underprivileged household, not
WINDHOEK – Last week Youth Corner’s Aletta Shikololo joined the learners of Windhoek Central Private School as they celebrated their annual Winter Fun Day.
WINDHOEK- The African Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI) held their second leadership training last week at the Keetmanshoop Multipurpose Youth Center. Sem Mandela Uutoni, the Founder and Executive Director
WINDHOEK – Many Namibians, especially young people are slowly losing interest in their vernacular languages because of the dominance of the English language.
WINDHOEK – As the country struggles with a relatively high unemployment rate and especially among the youth, unemployed graduates have turned to doing online business as a means of survival.
WINDHOEK – Two young health professionals have opened a training institution which trains young people on how to provide mobile hospice care to individuals. Otilie Hatuikulipi who is a nurse by
The process of self-betterment comes with a large amount of responsibility. There remains a need to work
Namibia’s Julia Andjene is the first person in the country to invent a smart coffee machine, contributing to the fourth Industrial Revolution.
WINDHOEK – Young Entrepreneurs Group Association last week hosted a Date a Mentor Namibia (#DAMN)
WINDHOEK – Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Namibia’s Board Chairperson Elvis Nashilongo reverberated the sentiments of students who are often turned away by employers due to a lack of work experience.
WINDHOEK - Oshikoto Region, Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture, last week held a community mobilisation workshop on Teenage Pregnancy and Sexual Health Education which was organised by
WINDHOEK – In commemoration of the Day of the African Child, Youth Corner spoke to children on what the day means and how they celebrated it.
WINDHOEK – In commemoration of the Day of the African Child, Youth Corner spoke to children on what the day means and how they celebrated it.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s young people, who make up the majority of the country’s population, should be regarded as human capital assets that the country has to protect, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Christine //Hoebes has said.
I was in second year when a friend of mine came to me and said to me, “Mavis I want to buy a car.”
WINDHOEK- Sanlam Namibia launched its fifth cultural initiative dubbed the Sanlam My Culture My Life programme. The roadshow is aimed at promoting and preserving the diverse Namibian cultures among the youth in general and school learners in particular.
WINDHOEK- Innovation for Empowerment and Development (IFED) Global has selected two Namibians to represent the country at the Youth Diplomacy Summit, slated for Accra, Ghana from July 16th – 20th 2019 at the University of Ghana, Legon.
WINDHOEK - The incoming junior mayor of the City of Windhoek Grace Mackinza said the key supports for
WINDHOEK – The High Commission of India and Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School last week marked the United Nations (UN) World Bicycle Day and the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
WINDHOEK – Miss Namibia 2018, Selma Kamanya, has initiated a stand against cyberbullying following the beauty shaming of the 2019 Miss Namibia semi-finalists on social media platforms a month ago.
Financial Literacy 102 – Budgeting The idea of getting your finances under wraps can be exhausting. The thought of tracking expenditure, and simply taking care to not overspend. Let’s face it, it is easier to spend than save, it is easier to spend
OMUTHIYA -The Omuthiya circuit recently celebrated outstanding learners and teachers with an award ceremony. The circuit performance enhancement award ceremony was held at Onashikuvu Combined School.
The Ministry of Educations Namib Circuit conducted a workshop brainstorming on the //Kharas Character Transformation Campaign in Lüderitz recently, as a means of working out modalities to prepare members of the youth as tomorrow’s adults.
“Over the past five years, the Namibian economy registered an average growth rate of 4.3 percent. However, with an unemployment rate of 29.9 percent, poverty incidence of 26.9 percent and HIV prevalence of 16.9 percent, a large portion of the Namibian population remains vulnerable.” – UNDPA
WINDHOEK - Twenty-seven-year-old Saara Shatumbu is a medical laboratory scientist serving as a Regional Laboratory Advisor for International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programmes (ICAP) at Columbia University in New York. “I
WINDHOEK – Meet 29-year-old Mesias Alfeus, a Namibian lecturer in financial mathematics at the University of Wollongong (UoW) in Australia.
WINDHOEK – Over 90 schools in the Khomas Region, both the private and state, have been reached to promote uptake and access to voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services for learners.
WINDHOEK- Operation Sida Di/Goan which aims to epitomise the dedication and commitment of the Kunene Region by painting the picture of a people willing to stand together to overcome the challenges in the region and country was launched in Kamanjab, last Friday.